Performance Testing is hitting the wall

Load Testing is breaking

I’m going to write about something that has been increasingly concerning me.   The current method of Performance Testing – capture network level traffic, inspection, correlate, and then replay, is becoming more difficult.  In the good old days we had simple GET and POST requests.  Then Ajax and Web2 came along, making things a little trickier.  […]

HP TruClient A Review

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HP Ajax TruClient – A First Glance Review I’ve just seen a video of the HP TruCient.  Wow! I’m not a fan of HP – but this looks like an impressive piece of software engineering.  I’m pleasantly surprised that HP has given the space and room for an internal team to attempt something so innovative […]

Performance Benchmark Testing Part II

Performance Benchmarking

My previous article details an approach for creating Performance Benchmarks.  I will build on the foundations laid out and describe how a powerful process was created on a customer site using these principles. Benchmarking Problem: I’m going to describe how I took a benchmarking process that took 2+ days, involved lots of manual intervention, was prone […]

Performance Benchmark Testing – Part 1

I’ve been meaning to writing a short section on Performance Benchmark Testing for some time. I’ve come across a few situations recently where this is the ideal solution. Benchmark performance testing is the most powerful and commonly used type of test in the Performance Testers toolkit. So lets start with a definition of what benchmark […]

Mobile Performance Testing – Questionable Value?

Mobile Testing

The hot topic is ‘Mobile’.  Its finally hitting the mainstream and everyone is interested.  People are browsing and buying on mobile – and if the application is performing poorly for the end user then they simply ditch and go elsewhere.  This acutely brings attention to speed and generates a lot of interest in the performance testing […]

Scripting RMI with Loadrunner VuGen 9.5x and 11

Performance test RMI

The Java Remote Method Invocation (RMI) is a Java application programming interface that supports an object-oriented way of  remote procedure calls (RPC). In this article I show you two ways to create performance tests scripts with Loadrunner for RMI-driven applications. As RMI is a Java-specific protocol, the Java vuser or the Java Record replay protocols mush […]

Performance Testing and SPDY

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I love efficiency. It has a direct impact on speed and performance.  I’ve been busy on other projects so my blogging has taken a back seat; however I’m attempting to write at least one a week to keep the site fresh and (hopefully) interesting. I recently came across a Tweet indicating Firefox may implement SPDY. This […]

Review: Performance Testing Mobile Applications capabilities in Loadrunner 11

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Previously I described ways to test mobile device applications (Andoid, iOS, etc.) with an emulator and with the actual  “hard” device utilizing Loadrunner 9.5x. In this article I will summarize my experience with Loadrunner 11. Loadrunner 11 Patch release #3 features two new mobile-related virtual user script types: Mobile Truclient (which embraces Hp’s Truclient AJAX […]